Standards Activities Board
Learn more about the Standards Activities Board committees and its members.

The mission of the IEEE Computer Society Standards Activities Board (SAB) is to encourage Computer Society members to participate in standardization activities, to promote the use of IEEE standards, and to develop useful products that leverage IEEE standards within the scope of the Computer Society.

SAB also promotes and fosters industry participation and engagement, through standards but also through other activities.

The SAB accomplishes this mission by working with other IEEE Computer Society boards and committees to provide standards leadership, by helping to ensure the vitality and success of IEEE CS standards committees operating under the auspices of the IEEE Standards Association Standards Board, by helping to establish new standards activities in response to changes and advances in the computing profession, by managing standards activities for which there is no appropriate existing standards committee. SAB also partners with the other Computer Society boards to identify initiatives for wider industry participation in Computer Society activities.

We encourage anyone interested in standards activities to contact SAB members or standards committee chairs to learn more about the opportunities to participate.

The Relationship of the IEEE CS SAB to the IEEE Standards Association

The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) is responsible for the processes and procedures used by all standards development groups. In that capacity, the IEEE SASB is responsible for auditing standards committee and working group processes, proposed Project Authorization Requests (PARs), and standards for conformance with approved IEEE procedures.

The IEEE Computer Society applies the expertise of its members to develop standards in accordance with the processes of the IEEE-SA. The Society accomplishes standards development via the SAB and the standards committees assigned to the Computer Society. A major role of the CS standards committees is to manage standards development and revision efforts within the technical scope of the Computer Society. SAB assists each of the standards committees with maintaining the technical vitality of its portfolio and operating under IEEE standards policies and procedures approved by the IEEE SASB.


Riccardo Mariani

SAB Chair
Riccardo Mariani, NVIDIA
VP of Standards Activities Board





  • Vice Chair:  Ritu Sethi, NVIDIA
  • Secretary:  Debbie T. Brown, Eduworks
  • President, ex officio member:  Forrest Shull, SEI CMU

Committee Chairs

  • Policies & Procedures:  Edward Au,
  • Vitality Committee:  Annette Reilly, Lockheed Martin (retired)
  • SAB Standards Committee Chair:  Robby Robson, Eduworks
  • Industry Engagement Chair: Kunio Uchiyama, Hitachi (retired)

SAB Standards Committee 

Robby Robson, Eduworks

  • Michael Montemurro, Blackberry
  • Jon Rosdahl, Qualcomm
  • Stan Krolikoski, Cadence Design Systems

Standards Committee Chairs

  • Artificial Intelligence (AISC): Ansgar Koene, The University of Nottingham
  • Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers: Ming Li, China Electronics Standardization Institute (CESI)
  • Cloud Computing: Steve Diamond
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy: Eric Hibbard, Samsung Semiconductor Inc.
  • Data Compression: Feng Wu, University of Science and Technology, China
  • Design Automation: Dennis Brophy, Siemens EDA
  • Learning Technology: Richard Tong, Squirrel AI Learning
  • Local Area Networks/Metropolitan Area Networks (LAN/MAN IEEE 802): Paul Nikolich, self-affiliated
  • Microprocessor (MSC): Ralph Baker Kearfoot, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Online Gaming (OGSC): Alicia Nie, Tencent
  • Portable Applications POSIX (PASC): Joseph Gwinn, Raytheon
  • Simulation Interoperability (SISC/SAC): David Ronnfeldt, Australian Department of Defense
  • Smart Manufacturing: Sha Wei, China Electronics Standardization Institute (CESI)
  • Software & Systems Engineering (S2ESC): Edward Addy, Northrup Grumman
  • Test Technology (TTSC): Ian McIntosh, Leonardo

Representatives to External Organizations

  • ISO/IEC JTC1 SC7 Software & Systems Engineering:  Annette Reilly, Lockheed Martin (retired)
  • ISO/IEC/JTC 1/SC27 Computing Security:  Eric Hibbard, Samsung Semiconductor Inc.
  • ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC38:  Eric Hibbard, Samsung Semiconductor Inc.
  • ISO/IEC JWG16: Annette Reilly, Lockheed Martin (retired)

Liaisons to IEEE Committees

  • John Sheppard – SCC 20
  • Pat Thaler – IEEE-SA RAC


  • IEEE Computer Society Staff Support:  Brian Kirk
  • IEEE SA Staff:  Jonathan Goldberg


Revised June 2021